The Light of Hope! Final Battle for the Galaxy

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The Sailor Starlights and Sailor Moon fight a losing battle against Sailor Galaxia, and just when it seems they have lost, Sailor Chibi Chibi Moon reveals herself to be the Light of Hope.


Episode Data
The Light of Hope awakens
Original Episode
Name (Kana): 希望の光! 銀河をかけた最終決戦
Name (Romaji): Kibou no Hikari! Ginga wo Kaketa Saishuukessen
Name (Translated): The Light of Hope! Final Battle for the Galaxy
Name (Dub): The Light of Hope: The Final Battle for the Galaxy
Episode Number: 199
Director: Masahiro Hosoda
Writer: Ryota Yamaguchi
Animation Director: Michiaki Sugimoto
Air Date: Febuary 1, 1997
Previous Episode: Disappearing Stars! The End of Uranus and Neptune
Next Episode: Usagi's Love! The Moonlight Lights up the Galaxy

In the distant past, the Sailor Wars raged through the galaxy until the legendary strongest Sailor Senshi sealed Chaos within herself. Sailor Galaxia declares herself to be that Senshi, as it was the only way to restore peace. She says that she had to rebuild the galaxy after all the destruction, and realizing that she couldn't rely on anyone else to do it, she collected all the Star Seeds in order to gain control of everything. The Sailor Starlights are stunned by this, wondering if the Light of Hope they were searching for was Galaxia herself.

Sailor Moon asks if that was really the only way, and if Galaxia had to do everything by herself; she thinks that if everyone worked together they might have found a better way that would not have sacrificed anyone. She says that since they are Sailor Senshi, they should be able to work together. Sailor Galaxia laughs at her and attacks, but Sailor Star Fighter saves Sailor Moon. Galaxia observes that people betray each other in the face of destruction, and says that the Sailor Starlights are no different. Galaxia then attacks again, causing the building to crumbles, and Sailor Moon dives over the side to catch Sailor Chibi Chibi Moon.

When Galaxia finds them again, she demands to know where they are going to run to now. The Sailor Starlights say that they will no longer run, and will fight on behalf of their Princess and those who put their hope in them. The three of them attack as one, and even though Galaxia mocks them, they manage to wound her. She becomes angry then and blasts them with a powerful energy attack.

The Sailor Starlights collapse to the ground, but Sailor Star Fighter still tries to attack again; Sailor Galaxia, however, stomps hard on the Starlight's hand, shattering her Sailor Star Yell. Sailor Galaxia smirks at them and moves as though to finish them off, but Sailor Moon steps in to shield them. Sailor Moon tries to convince Sailor Galaxia to stop, saying that she knows that they can understand each other. Sailor Galaxia slaps her away angrily, and Sailor Moon summons the Eternal Tiare, saying that she will turn her back to normal.

Sailor Moon calls upon her power, filling the area with a warm golden light; it seems to have some effect on Sailor Galaxia, but she abruptly recovers and attacks, shattering the Tiare with her sword. The Sailor Starlights shield Sailor Moon as Galaxia attacks again, saying that they will protect her shine even if it means their death. Sailor Moon watches in dismay as they fight, then screams as the three Senshi fall back to the ground.

Sailor Galaxia rushes in to strike the final blow, but Sailor Moon leaps in front of the wounded Sailor Starlights, the Silver Crystal glowing. Galaxia admires the shine of the Moon Princess's Star Seed, but then attacks, taking the Crystal. Sailor Moon collapses as her sailor fuku dissolves into pink ribbons. The Sailor Starlights start to cry in despair, but then hear the voice of their Princess telling them to believe.

In a flashback, Sailor Galaxia realizes that Chaos is still gaining power, even though it is sealed within her, and is starting to take her over. She removes her Star Seed and, calling it her Light of Hope, tells it to fly away to where Chaos cannot find it.

Sailor Galaxia declares that everything will end without that power awakening. As she prepares for her final attack, though, a tear drips from Sailor Chibi Chibi Moon's cheek and begins to emit waves of pink light. The Silver Crystal returns to Usagi's body as she is bathed in the light. Sailor Galaxia realizes that this is the power of the Light of Hope.

Episode trivia[edit]

  • There were many times during the episode where Sailor Galaxia's necklace only had the borders colored in, as opposed to the entire necklace.


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